Category Archives: Marsh Hill

Talky Tuesday #34

In “WW #61”, S&NY 4-6-0 #119 takes coal at Marsh Hill, prior to leading a very short mixed train eastward (railroad north) over the mountains to Towanda. Per a 1934 S&NY employee timetable, this is likely train 5, carded to depart Marsh Hill at 9:10 AM and slated to arrive in Towanda at 11:06 AM.

The lone C&EI boxcar appears to be a relatively new 1937 AAR type. Carrying the markers on the rear is coach #206, converted from a motorcar in the late 1920’s. See this prior post for more details.

Wordless Wednesday #61

Herb Trice photo - Author's Collection

Herb Trice photo – Author’s Collection

Talky Tuesday #27

No fancy sanding towers at Marsh Hill in last week’s “WW 55”. Labor was cheap and machines were expensive back then. Sand domes on the locomotives were filled by hand, one bucket at a time. Wonder how long it took?

Wordless Wednesday #55

Bill Caloroso - Cal's Classics

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #25

S&NY section crew and motorized section car are the subject of last week’s “WW #53”. Based on the number of tracks and the background hills, I would surmise this shot was taken at Marsh Hill. I am unsure of the identities of the men in the photo, and any reader’s help would be appreciated.

Talky Tuesday #10

S&NY engine #115 and train curves southbound at Marsh Hill on last week’s Wordless Wednesday”To the left is the S&NY Marsh Hill depot, and Marsh Hill yard is in the distance. The PRR’s Elmira Branch is directly behind the photographer, and the train will momentarily enter PRR territory and head south on the branch to Newberry, PA.

The #115 was sold and went to Providence, RI after abandonment, per Kaseman’s book. Disposition otherwise unknown.


Wordless Wednesday #38

Author's Collection

Author’s Collection

Wordless Wednesday #32

Author's Collection

Author’s Collection

Wordless Wednesday #28


Wordless Wednesday #19

Author's Collection

Author’s Collection